Hidden Stories is a new illustrated collection of specially-commissioned writing inspired by the history of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and the mills of the North Derbyshire town of Glossop.
The book – edited by Corinne Fowler, director of the University of Leicester’s Centre for New Writing – is a literary exploration of people’s relationships with post-industrial places, and features work by writers including Sarah Butler, author of Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love; Irfan Master, whose novel A Beautiful Lie won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize; and Leicester-based poet and playwright Carol Leeming FRSA.
Hidden Stories explores – through poetry, plays and flash fiction – the life of former industrial buildings in Leicester and Glossop and the relationships between the people who used them. Each author brings fresh perspectives to the locations featured in their pieces, enhanced by stunning original artwork by artist Mateus Domingos.
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Hidden Stories is part of Affective Digital Histories, a research project exploring how communities change with urban decline and regeneration. The writing was originally commissioned by the Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester. To find out more visit affectivedigitalhistories.org.uk.